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Cognitive Development Cognitive Development Jean Piaget’s Developmental Theory
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Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Definition of Cognitive Development: The development of our ability to reason to solve problems to understand our world to understand abstract concepts/ideas
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Basic Assumptions Active Organism Assumption Constructivist Assumption Holistic Structures Assumption Stagewise Development Assumption Adaptation Assumption
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Adaptation 2 Processes by which Adaptation Occurs Assimilation Accommodation
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Assimilation We take in data from the environment and fit it into our theories about the world Applying known information to new tasks We always try to assimilate first and if we can't assimilate the whole pattern, we assimilate the parts we can.
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What is the name of this geometric figure? Can you recognize some of the parts.
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Examples of Assimilation What is a rattle? a thing for shaking a thing for chewing What is a bird? a thing that flies & sings
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Accommodation We alter our theories about the world to fit the new data Reorganize existing theories to create new theory to deal with a new aspect of the world. perceiving a rattle & a ball as shakable, chewable, viewable things understanding differences between a ball and an apple
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Development Sensorimotor Period. -- roughly 0-2 yrs. Pre-operational Period
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 230 taught by Professor Phillips during the Spring '08 term at Iowa State.

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